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Man dies following 'savage assault' outside Dublin nightclub

Christy Fitzgerald
Christy Fitzgerald

A 34-year-old man seriously injured during an incident outside a Dublin nightclub has died in hospital.

The man has been named locally as Christy Fitzgerald.

Mr Fitzgerald was allegedly set upon outside The Wright Venue in Swords, north Dublin in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The 34-year-old father was believed to be at a birthday celebration before the alleged attack took place.

The man was known to gardai and was previously sentenced for five years in prison for his part in a robbery in 2002.

The victim's body will be removed to the City Mortuary for a post-mortem examination. The office of the State Pathologist and Coroner have been notified.

Gardai are continuing to detain and question a man in his 30s under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Swords garda station as part of the investigation.

Investigating gardai are renewing their appeal for witnesses, and in particular would like to speak anybody who may have witnessed an altercation between two men outside the night club between 3.00am and 3.30am on the morning in question.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Swords garda station on 01 6664700 or the garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.